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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,888 People

    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    my so called "sister"

    who claims to miss me all the time can't make a 2 1/2 hour drive to see me, after all the times I've done it for her, but she can take a 3 hour drive to the damn beach! this is why I just hate people.......
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    If I tell you that I'm depressed

    and you say some stupid sh*t like "just try to be happy" or "try changing your lifestyle around " or ask me "why are you depressed?" I'm punching you in your throat. If it was that simple I wouldn't be like this.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A battle means to fight

    or struggle. The moment we feel depressed we already lost.
    Nyx935 Nyx935 22-25, M 23 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Today was the first day in ages I actually felt

    confident about myself. Ever since I had troubles with my fiancé, I've hated the way I look, my body, my face, everything. But today, today, I felt like a princess ❤️
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 18-21, M 16 mins ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    You are worthy! don't think you're not good

    enough! please if you need someone to talk to message me (:
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Waking up day in and day out angry

    and hating myself for the fact that I had awoken. Nobody has really ever cares for me and I have been on my own basically my whole life with people popping in and out just to take advantage of my genuine personality. Tormented constantly and alone. This is my life.
    CrazyAussieGuyTwo CrazyAussieGuyTwo 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    What ****** me off about being depressed is

    that I'm not in the mood to do things that I once found fun. Going to a theater or an amusement park was fun until I became depressed. Eating my favorite ice cream and Netflix doesn't even sound remotely as fun as it used to be. I spent most of my vacation with my head buried...
    Kira05 Kira05 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to take the easy way out

    but I think about the ones that really care and I don't want to be selfish
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    hide it from you, And I hide it from them.

    I act with a clue, I act like a gem. I have it so deep, Locked away deep inside. It seeps and it creeps, But it's so hard to hide. It roots itself down, It sticks to your core. It is all around, Making life like a chore. It consumes and destroys, Until nothing's left. It...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    so I've thinking about this

    for a while now.. You don't need to be perfect to be happy. Hell, you don't need to be perfect to be beautiful! You don't need to have the perfect smile, you don't need to have the perfect toned body, you don't need to have the prettiest face of them all and sure as hell you...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    That's the one thing I want to make clear about

    depression: It's got nothing at all to do with life. In the course of life, there is sadness and pain and sorrow, all of which, in their right time and season, are normal—unpleasant, but normal. Depression is in an altogether different zone because it involved a complete...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I hate my bf I love him from my heart

    but I feel like my depression makes me hate him and mood swings only make me see the bad things of him and the world. I feel like I deserve love and that he has or can find a normal girl.
    Nonameleyla Nonameleyla 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I can feel that I am releasing my pain every

    day. Focusing on transforming my pain into light and growth by raising my awareness. Still feels very sick in my body and have an overactive nervous system. I feel that if I lower my body's self defence all my toxic cells will show. I'm trying a healer for the first time next...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    niki2015 niki2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i sabotage every good

    that happens to me. she's the first person ive met, including family, who actually knows me, shes the only support ive ever really had, and shes changed me. she made me start being me, she inspired confidence, and gave me the most pure form of love that could exist. and of...
    nathinitup nathinitup 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    lately I've been extremely depressed.

    I don't know what to do. I feel like my life has been sucked out of me. all I feel like doing is just sleeping forever. I don't know how to feel happy anymore. sometimes I feel like if I died I would feel better but a suicide is crazy. no I don't want to kill myself but I've...
    missmaymay missmaymay 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I find this song comforting despite it's dark

    title. "Baby don't go, we love you more than you know." Kill your heroes by AWOLNATION http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=NawBiACs8XQ
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I give up!!! I don't care anymore.

    ..this world is so cold and cruel!!!!
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm starting to think i am not strong enough to

    keep going. I am so tired of my life. The only way i can see relief is to stop living. :*(
    makster56 makster56 26-30, M 1 Response 44 mins ago

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    I just shaved my arms in the shower.

    Now that I'm dry I can see all the hairs I missed. And I'm such a pathetic couch potato that I'm tired and sweating just from that. I can't do all this. I should just give up on ever being an attractive person and hide in front of a computer like I always have. I can't be who I...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I really hate feeling like this.

    My anxiety doesn't allow me to do things that I wish I could. Someone is visiting, an old family friend, and I can't even go sit with everyone and socialize because she's there. I don't know her, therefore I don't feel comfortable. I tend to feel like I'm the one they could do...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Where is life taking me ?

    I have walked this earth for 49 years and have nothing to show for it. Today I was told by a young GP that to beat depression I must want to, that I must change me. Well wtf have I been doing all these years ? looking for answers, a way out of this nightmare. I've tried it all...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I've lost interest in everything.

    I literally do nothing but sit in my room and stare at walls. I don't want to do anything but yet my mom thinks it's okay to make me get up and do stupid stuff that she could do herself. I swear she loves to see me cry. like just leave me alone
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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